After voting ended in Haryana and Maharashtra on Monday, October 21, Union Minister for Youth Affairs and Sports Kiren Rijiju expressed his confidence about BJP's victory in both the states. "Well, exit polls are showing a clear victory for BJP which is very good, the country is moving in the right direction and under the leadership of PM Narendra Modi Ji, India is marching ahead", Rijiju said while interacting with reporters in New Delhi.
"Nobody wants to stop the progress of India, why would somebody try to create obstacle in the growth of the country when India is today moving in direction and speed which we have never seen before. The nation is backing him (Modi), it is very natural," he added.
As per the projections of the exit poll, the National Democratic Alliance (NDA) is projected to win an overall of 216 to 230 seats with BJP alone expected to hold a significant majority of around 135 to 142 seats. BJP's saffron alliance partner Shiv Sena is estimated to secure around 81 to 88 seats in Maharashtra. Sharad Pawar's NCP is predicted to win 30 to 35 seats. Meanwhile, Congress can be seen winning 20 to 24 seats to the UPA alliance.
According to the Jan ki Baat exit-poll projection, The 90 seat assembly of Haraya may see BJP emerging victorious with a majority. The exit poll projects that the BJP is projected to win 52-63 seats, the INC is expected to win 15-19 seats, the JJP is expected to win 5-9 seats while the Independent candidates and smaller parties are likely to win 7-9 seats. The BJP is likely to get the highest vote share with 56% of the votes, followed by the INC with 18%, INLD 7%, JJP 10%, and other parties and candidates are likely to win 9% of the votes.
(With inputs from ANI)